Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 2 No 1 (2020): Trans. AMMM

Scaffolds, Implants and Drug Delivery Systems

Polydopamine Functionalized 3D Printed Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering

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Jaidev Chakka (University of Iowa), Noah Laird (University of Iowa), Timothy Acri (University of Iowa), Satheesh Elangovan (University of Iowa), Aliasger Salem (University of Iowa)


3D printing offers unique solutions for bone tissue regeneration with an opportunity to engineer scaffolds with the desired structure, shape, and porosity. Scaffold’s surface-to-cell interaction is critical for better tissue integration and regeneration. To achieve this, we have surface modified the 3D printed scaffolds with polydopamine (PDA) to evaluate the potential of the surface modification for bone regeneration.

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